What is inflation and how is it measured?

Mar 22, 2018
Everything you ever wanted to know about inflation.
Rising grocery store prices are just one part of it.
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Why your Thanksgiving meal will be a bargain

Nov 24, 2016
Food prices have been down all year. Yes, even turkey prices.
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Critics cluck over a benchmark for chicken prices

Nov 23, 2016
A common price index for chicken meat is raising questions.
A woman inspects frozen chicken on sale at a supermarket on 10 March 2006. 
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The economics of wasting food

Apr 20, 2016
What would be the economic effect if Americans wasted less food?
A family of four spends about $1,500 a year on food they don't eat.
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We're paying more for butter and milk. Way more.

Sep 12, 2014
U.S. milk and butter prices have risen to record levels this year.

Drought creates crop uncertainty into next year

Dec 11, 2012
The Department of Agriculture's final report for 2012 says farm income increased despite the drought, because of high prices for crops that made it to market. But the drought is continuing into winter and could affect next year's harvests.

How the drought may dampen holiday dinner

Nov 23, 2012
The drought has already affected livestock feed prices. Holiday dinner shopping list prices may be next.

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Interactive: How far will $35 go at the grocery store through the decades?

Oct 26, 2012
Weather, speculation, and the economy all impact food prices. So are you paying more for groceries today than in decades past? Find out with the Marketplace Grocery Shop Simulator.

Wholesale prices rise in August

Sep 13, 2012
The Federal Reserve wraps up its two day policy meeting today. It's expected to announce whether it will pump more stimulus money into the U.S. economy. Meanwhile, we just got inflation numbers for August. Wholesale prices increased 1.7 percent last…

Where food prices are heading

Sep 6, 2012
Global food prices are expected to rise in the long term as population grows, but a new study warns that severe weather events like this year's drought in the U.S. could spike prices higher suddenly.

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